- Dec 11, 2005
I would say it depends on the situation. Rifles are more powerful and have longer range, with better accuracy, but if you're in close quarters I can't see it mattering much. Getting shot in the face at point blank range with a pistol, rather than a rifle, isn't going to result in a higher probability of survival.Firecat;n3546746 said:Question, and this also relates to the deputy that didn’t go into the school
Does a teen (or any of these other mass shooters) with an assault weapon have a major edge over a trained officer with a hand gun? I feel like firepower in and of itself can tip the scale, but there is a lot more to consider. So I’m not 100% on board with cops armed to the teeth in order to “level the playing field”
it goes into that whole militarization of the police, and turning law enforcement into a tool to suppress (or oppress) the public instead of serving the public.
As for militarizing the police, the fact remains that militaries do not use guns like AR-15's. They use much more powerful and versatile weapons. Semi-automatic rifles really aren't anything special or cutting edge. Many of these designs go back at least a half century. They're extremely basic.
The Delta thing is really stupid. The correct thing would have been to simply let it go and let the public form their own opinions. That politician is more than likely an opportunist trying to gain attention and popularity by lashing out at Delta. Of course, the idea of a massive company not getting a tax break shouldn't bother many on the left, but no doubt they will make an exception in this case.93Flareside;n3546747 said:I'm sorry? That'd be like United Airlines pulling their discounts and sponsorship with the weed community. Yeah, weed hasn't killed anyone but, imagine if this were any other organization that wasn't headed by white male "Christians."
Christians are in quotes because if you think your right to shoot a fucking gun is more important than your fellow man's life, I don't think you quite understand the faith and what it teaches.
As far as shooting a gun being more important than the lives of others, that is a slippery slope that will not end well. Those who sacrifice freedom for security end up with neither. Without the means to defend yourself, your right to self preservation is a joke. Without the right to self preservation, your right to live is a joke.